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by bb201
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Auto oil change
Replies: 54
Views: 4187

Auto oil change

I have a 2016 Honda Fit with 14,086 miles on it. I live in Hawaii. Oil last changed on 5/22/18 at 11,801 miles. The maintenance minder says oil life is 50%. Do I use the maintenance minder or the once a year recommendation that many on this site have recommended in another post?
by bb201
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Fidelity Mobile App
Replies: 6
Views: 732

Fidelity Mobile App

I just installed the Fidelity Mobile App on my Android phone. I have tried to log in several times and also had my wife try a couple of times. It always tells me it is an invalid entry. I am using the same userid and password that I use when I log on with my computer. I contacted Fidelity user suppo...
by bb201
Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Fidelity & Vanguard check deposit apps
Replies: 4
Views: 503

Re: Fidelity & Vanguard check deposit apps

Is it possible to load them on a computer instead of a tablet? Would that work?
by bb201
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Fidelity & Vanguard check deposit apps
Replies: 4
Views: 503

Fidelity & Vanguard check deposit apps

I am interested in Fidelity & Vanguard check deposit apps. However, I see that they also include the ability to check your balance, make withdrawals, etc. I do not think I like that kind of information on my phone. How safe are they? Any problems?
by bb201
Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Vanguard frequent trading policy
Replies: 8
Views: 1443

Vanguard frequent trading policy

I have a very large amount in Vanguard Inter term tax exempt. I have no other bond funds in my taxable account. I have my checking account at Fidelity. When I run low in my checking account, I transfer funds from my inter term tax exempt fund to my Fidelity account. This causes Vanguard to lock my i...
by bb201
Sun Dec 23, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Phone spam text messages
Replies: 7
Views: 972

Phone spam text messages

I just started to get spam text messages. There is no message, just a phone number and "Download". I will not download anything on my phone. I have been receiving these messages for a few days. Today, I received 10 in one hour. The strange thing is that 4 of the messages had a sending phon...
by bb201
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Free windows 10 Antivirus
Replies: 11
Views: 1492

Free windows 10 Antivirus

For years I have been using free Bitdefender or Sophos Home Free. Today Sophos failed to load. I deleted it and tried to install Bitdefender Free or Sophos Free. It seems that they no longer offer the free version, only "Try for Free". I am thinking on just using Windows 10 Defender. Do yo...
by bb201
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Fidelity Cash Management Account
Replies: 1
Views: 680

Fidelity Cash Management Account

I have had a Fidelity Cash Management account for several years. I just learned on this forum that I can have all of my funds in a money market fund and Fidelity's Cash Manager will automatically pull enough funds to cover any checks or withdrawals that I make. I selected SPRXX money market fund and...
by bb201
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Virus reading Yahoo news
Replies: 7
Views: 1662

Virus reading Yahoo news

I frequently read articles on Yahoo news. I frequently get a virus that locks up my computer. It says "this site says you have contacted a virus. Do not turn off your computer or your computer files with be deleted. Call this number .....". It will not let me get out of this screen. I turn...
by bb201
Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Automatic RMDs to be effected by Vanguard
Replies: 23
Views: 3276

Re: Automatic RMDs to be effected by Vanguard

I also have my RMD scheduled of 12/22. I just logged onto Vanguard and went to confirmations. It states that the trade date was 12/22 and the settlement date is 12/26.
by bb201
Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Help, RMD's, I am completely confused
Replies: 6
Views: 1154

Help, RMD's, I am completely confused

My wife turned 70 in October. I was under the impression that her first RMD was due by April of 2018 and her next one would be due by the end of 2019. I just read the discussion "First RMD withdrawal - Now or next year?' on this forum. It sounds like my wife would have to take two RMD's next ye...
by bb201
Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Help! I'm having computer problems using KeePass.
Replies: 11
Views: 1489

Re: Help! I'm having computer problems using KeePass.

I am sorry but that is a bit too complicated for me. I do not think I want to use Firefox anymore. However, I have just about the same problem with the Edge browser. If I try to drag and drop the password which I always used to do with Firefox, Edge will not let me. If I copy and paste, it gives me ...
by bb201
Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Help! I'm having computer problems using KeePass.
Replies: 11
Views: 1489

Re: Help! I'm having computer problems using KeePass.

No. I'll try that right now. Thank you.
by bb201
Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Help! I'm having computer problems using KeePass.
Replies: 11
Views: 1489

Re: Help! I'm having computer problems using KeePass.

I have the same problem with Firefox and Edge. I tried to copy and paste my username into the Fidelity user name field. It just copied a bunch of garbage into the field.
by bb201
Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Help! I'm having computer problems using KeePass.
Replies: 11
Views: 1489

Re: Help! I'm having computer problems using KeePass.

No. I also tried cut and paste.
by bb201
Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Help! I'm having computer problems using KeePass.
Replies: 11
Views: 1489

Help! I'm having computer problems using KeePass.

I recently deleted Firefox from my computer and started to use the Edge Browser. Many sites would not accept the password from KeePass. I just reinstalled Firefox. Now it will not let me use KeePass. I just went to Fidelity.com. When I use KeyPass, I get the following message: "You may see this...
by bb201
Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do I have a computer virus?
Replies: 13
Views: 2310

Do I have a computer virus?

About a week or ten days ago Microsoft wanted to update my Windows 10 software. It said that this would take quite a while my computer would restart several times. I let this happen and it took about one hour. Since then when I try to log on I get Clthe message " Scanning and repairing your har...
by bb201
Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Not raising rent for 10 years in California
Replies: 17
Views: 3930

Not raising rent for 10 years in California

A friend of ours that has several rentals in California told my wife that if the landlord does not raise the rent on a tenant for 10 years that the tenant can claim ownership of the house. I find this very unlikely. Has anyone heard of anything like this?
by bb201
Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Another TLH question
Replies: 4
Views: 393

Re: Another TLH question

Yes, I do have non covered shares. However, even if I had only covered shares, I still do not see how Vanguard would help if wanted to sell enough shares to get y dollars of loss using say HIFO, FIFO or any other method except average cost. How does one see what shares have already been sold? Does o...
by bb201
Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Another TLH question
Replies: 4
Views: 393

Another TLH question

I have read the Wiki several times and read most of the posts on TLH. However, I still have some questions. I understand "Average Cost". All Vanguard needs to do is add one entry showing the date, number of shares and dollar amount sold. It's the other ones that I have a problem with. If o...
by bb201
Sun Jul 31, 2016 8:03 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Help, Data error (cyclic redundancy check)
Replies: 3
Views: 451

Re: Help, Data error (cyclic redundancy check)

OK. I got it. Thanks
by bb201
Sun Jul 31, 2016 7:17 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Help, Data error (cyclic redundancy check)
Replies: 3
Views: 451

Help, Data error (cyclic redundancy check)

I goofed and unplugged my external backup disk (MyPassport) from my computer while it was writing to it. I now get the error message "Data error (cyclic redundancy check) E:\ is not accessible". I am using Windows 10. Is there someway I can fix this disk? ie. Reformat it? How do I proceed?...
by bb201
Tue Mar 15, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: VaraCrypt problem?
Replies: 7
Views: 1242

Re: VaraCrypt problem?

OK, I just figured out what was happening. When you use Cntl / C with KeyPass you have 12 seconds before the clip board is cleared. I never noticed that before. I guess I was taking longer that the 12 seconds. Problem solver. Thanks for your help.
by bb201
Tue Mar 15, 2016 12:08 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: VaraCrypt problem?
Replies: 7
Views: 1242

Re: Keypass problem

Is it possible to change the original title to "VeraCrypt problem" instead of "Keypass problem"?
by bb201
Tue Mar 15, 2016 12:04 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: VaraCrypt problem?
Replies: 7
Views: 1242

VaraCrypt problem?

My big mistake. The problem is with VaraCrypt instead of KeePass. I do not have any browser open, just VaraCrypt and KeePass. I can drag and drop (or copy and paste) any password from KeePass to a Fidelity or Vanguard logon screen but I cannot do it to the VaraCrypt logon screen. It was working abou...
by bb201
Mon Mar 14, 2016 8:40 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: VaraCrypt problem?
Replies: 7
Views: 1242

VaraCrypt problem?

I recently updated to the latest version of Keypass. I was just trying to open a VeraCrypt file. Keypass would not let me drag & drop the password to VeraCrypt and it would not let me use Ctrl/C and Ctrl/V. I know I can edit the password in Keypass, write it down and then enter it in VeryCrypt b...
by bb201
Sat Feb 13, 2016 9:28 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Is a Will required?
Replies: 14
Views: 2285

Re: Is a Will required?

I just talked to my friend in New Jersey. He said when his wife died, one half of their joint bank account was frozen. The bank was a State Chartered bank and was notified by the state when his wife died. He had to go the a court with a will and the death certificate and get some paper to take to th...
by bb201
Sat Feb 13, 2016 5:39 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Is a Will required?
Replies: 14
Views: 2285

Re: Is a Will required?

Yes, it was also my understanding that all joint accounts would not require a will. I will contact my friend in New Jersey again to see if I understood him correctly. He did say that the will was required to get one half of the assets unfrozen and that is was a joint account. I will also contact my ...
by bb201
Sat Feb 13, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Is a Will required?
Replies: 14
Views: 2285

Re: Is a Will required?

I am not talking about our IRA's. That is already set up at Vanguard with our Beneficiary designation. I am only talking about our joint accounts.
by bb201
Sat Feb 13, 2016 4:08 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Is a Will required?
Replies: 14
Views: 2285

Is a Will required?

I have a friend that lives in New Jersey. His wife died recently. Their bank account was a joint account. When the bank found out that his wife died, they froze half of the account assets until he went to the bank with a their will and her death certificate. All of my wife's and my accounts and prop...
by bb201
Wed Jan 13, 2016 6:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: KeePass 2.31 Suspicious Activity
Replies: 3
Views: 1363

KeePass 2.31 Suspicious Activity

Keypass keeps notifying me that a new version (2.31) is available. I go to the website and try to download it. I keep getting the message "Suspicious Activity - Windows prevented this application from running". I am using Windows 10. This is happened several times on attempts to download i...
by bb201
Sat Oct 24, 2015 5:38 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: New computer, trouble with Keepass
Replies: 6
Views: 850

Re: New computer, trouble with Keepass

I have the trouble with Edge or Internet Explorer. I was under the impression that Microsoft was discouraging using Firefox with Windows 10. I am used to using Firefox, it is what I have on my old Windows 7 PC. I was able to cut & paste the userid but was not able to cut & paste the password.
by bb201
Sat Oct 24, 2015 5:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: New computer, trouble with Keepass
Replies: 6
Views: 850

New computer, trouble with Keepass

I just got a new Toshiba computer with Windows 10. My old computer had Windows 7. One the new computer, I am having trouble dragging and dropping my userid & password from Keepass to the logon window that I want to open. It works for Fidelity and Vanguard and sometimes works for all sites. Then ...
by bb201
Wed Oct 21, 2015 9:59 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: KeePass help
Replies: 6
Views: 646

Re: KeePass help

I just got a new computer. I am new to Windows 10. I use Firefox on my old computer. If I go to "http://keypass.info/download.html, I get where I want to go. On the new computer, I do not have Firefox. I am using the Toshiba Start. When I go to "http://keypass.info/download.html I go some ...
by bb201
Wed Oct 21, 2015 9:23 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: KeePass help
Replies: 6
Views: 646

KeePass help

I just got a new computer with Windows 10. I need to download Keypass 2.30 but it says it is for Windows 7 & 8. What do I do?

Thanks.
by bb201
Thu Oct 08, 2015 4:42 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Libre Office questions
Replies: 3
Views: 612

Re: Libre Office questions

Thank for the help. I got every thing working now.
by bb201
Thu Oct 08, 2015 3:31 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Libre Office questions
Replies: 3
Views: 612

Libre Office questions

Is Libre Office compatible with previous files created by Microsoft Office 2010? I was going to download it and I got two downloads (Libre_Office_5.0.2_Win_x86_msi_part and DriverUpdate_setup). I am not sure if I should install both downloads and if so which one to install first. Thanks for your help.